Special Issue "Interaction between Virus and Host Innate Immune Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: virus–host interactions; innate immunity; viral immune evasion; regulation of viral life cycle; viral modulation of cellular NAD+ system; viral genetics; herpesviruses; influenza virus; noroviruses; coronaviruses; SARS-CoV-2
Interests: host–pathogen interactions; innate immunity; virus-induced cell death; immune evasion; Zika virus
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The complex interplay between pathogens and host immune response is considered a highly dynamic process. When confronted with viral infection, the innate immune system provides the first line of host defense against pathogens by triggering host inflammatory and antiviral cytokine responses. Sensing viral nucleic acids and activating downstream signaling pathways are highly orchestrated to induce interferons (IFNs) and IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs), ultimately setting an antiviral stage. In addition, autophagy/mitophagy is an essential process that can initiate an innate immune response via crosstalk with innate immune receptors to modulate the expression of antiviral IFNs, thereby maintaining cellular homeostasis and clearing pathogens. Consequently, viruses have evolved mechanisms to evade host defenses at various stages of the innate immune response.
In this Special Issue, we aim to assemble a collection of research papers and reviews that highlight critical advancements in our understanding of the interactions between viruses and host innate immune system. Of particular interest are the innate immune responses to RNA or DNA virus infection, evasions strategies employed by viruses, characterizing the function of autophagy/mitophagy for modulating antiviral innate immunity, and innate immune pathways modulated by viral proteins. This knowledge will allow us to uncover novel viral evasion strategies and to identify novel viral and host factors in modulation of viral replication and disease outcome. We look forward to your submissions.
Prof. Dr. Moon Jung Song
Dr. Ok Sarah Shin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- DNA viruses
- RNA viruses
- innate immunity
- interferon stimulated genes
- virus-induced cell death
- immune evasion